Active Lives Survey - Children and Young People

What is the Active Lives Survey?

The Active Lives Survey for Children and Young people was launched in the 2017/2018 academic year. Designed by Sport England, the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Health (DfH), and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), its purpose is to gain a detailed insight into the current physical activity habits of the nation's children and young people (aged 5 to 16).

Data collected through the process will be used by Sport England and central government to shape and unlock investment in physical activity both nationally and locally for years to come. Sport England has outlined their intentions for the survey to inform the Childhood Obesity Plan, Primary PE and Sports Premium, and other departmental programmes in the near future.

The survey is being distributed to primary and secondary schools across England by the Active Partnership Network, of which we are a part of. Schools are randomly selected by Ipsos Mori and locally, there are 6-8 schools selected per local authority each term. Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be on hand to support participating schools throughout the process.

The survey itself involves one randomly selected class from three different year groups, completing a 20 minute online survey. Questions are focused around their current activity, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust of all children currently in education.

A reward of multi-skills sports equipment equating to a minimum of £100 will be given to participating schools who meet the criteria of completing at least 30 responses, as well as a bespoke report detailing their pupils' engagement in and attitudes towards physical activity, both in and outside of the school setting. It is advised that schools use this information to shape and inform their own PE delivery as well as their Primary PE Sports Premium expenditure if applicable. Schools will also be able to receive a Healthy Schools Rating with certificate.

Healthy Schools Rating Scheme

The Department of Education have recently launched the new Healthy Schools Rating Scheme which has been designed to recognise and encourage schools contributions to pupils' health and wellbeing. A healthy schools rating can be attained via the teacher survey which is administered within the Active Lives Survey. Questions are asked in a self-assessment format and are based around the promotion of active travel, time spent on physical education, compliance with school food standards and food education. Schools will the be given a bronze, silver or gold rating based on their answers.

This Healthy Schools Rating and certificate will be provided at the same time as the bespoke report.

Schools Selected for the Autumn Term 2019-20:

1Crown Meadow First School & Nursery
2Finstall First school
3Hagley Primary School
4St Andrews CofE First School
5Aston Fields Middle School
6Woodrush High School
7South Bromsgrove High
8Alvechurch CofE Middle School
1Hampton Dene Primary School
2Michaelchurch Escley Primary School
3Wigmore Primary School
4St Paul's CofE Primary School
5Weobley High School
6John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre
7Fairfield High School
Malvern Hills
1Hallow CofE Primary School
2Lindridge St Lawrence SE Primary School
3Hanley Swan St Gabriel's with St Mary's CofE Primary School
4Hanley Castle High School
1Tenacres First School
2Moons Moat First School
3Astwood Bank Primary School
4Matchborough First School Academy
5Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre
6Arrow Vale RSA Academy
7Tudor Grange Academy Redditch
Worcester City
1Oldbury Park Primary School
2Perry Wood Primary & Nursery School
3Oasis Academy Warndon
4Northwick Manor Primary School
5Christopher Whitehead Language College
6Royal Grammar School Worcester
1Westcare Middle School
2Witton Middle School
3Hanbury CofE First School
4St Mary's Catholic Primary School Evesham
5Pershore High School
6Bredon Hill Academy
Wyre Forest
1Bewdley Primary School
2Lickhill Primary School
3Heronswood Primary School
4The Bewdley School
5The Stourport High School & Sixth Form Centre

Sarah Milward

Sarah Milward

Project Officer (Children & Young People)

  • School Games Operations
  • Active Lives Survey (CYP) Lead
  • Campaign support
  • Sports equipment
  • Satellite Clubs
01905 542035 / 07766 991855